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If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 

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Science Museum of Virginia Wedding Photos | Adriane & Conor

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Honesty time: before Adriane & Conor’s wedding, I had a lot of nerves.  I was nervous about shooting at the Science Museum of Virginia.  It’s notoriously a tough venue to shoot in because it’s a huge rotunda with a three story domed ceiling.  (It’s also gorgeous!)  Plus, I was nervous because I hadn’t met Adriane […]

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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Samantha & Reilly

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The first wedding of 2018 is going to be hard to beat!  I love a Historic Mankin Mansion wedding, but when there’s SNOW in APRIL . . . . that’s one for the history books.  I had been watching the weather somewhat obsessively and praying it wouldn’t rain all day as expected.  “Samantha and Reilly […]

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Jennifer & Jake’s Downtown Richmond VA Wedding

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The last wedding of the year is always extra special to me.  I always want to go out with a bang, ya know??  Jennifer & Jake definitely made that possible!  These two are good looking, but they’re just as kind and thoughtful and fun as they are gorgeous. These two also have the coolest “how […]

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Jennifer & Andy’s Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding Photos

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I LOVE a good theme wedding.  When I first met with Jenn & Andy one cold evening at Starbucks, they told me their wedding was inspired by Bilbo Baggins’s birthday party. Now I don’t know a whole lot about Lord of the Rings (though I do have a killer “my precious” impression), but I was […]

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Aleah & Alex’s Dominion Club Wedding in Richmond, VA

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Y’all, Fall is finally here, and Aleah & Alex’s wedding was proof.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and these two deserved that!  I had been so excited to get to see them again AND shoot my first wedding at The Dominion Club in YEARS!  Plus, it really made my day to walk in and see […]

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